By MALAYA LIBERTAD
As we celebrate the 44th year of the Makabayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (MAKIBAKA, Patriotic Movement of New Women) wih a lightning rally along Blumentritt Street, Manila, participated by almost one hundred women, we reaffirm our determination to wage the national democratic revolution especially in the face of the failings of the US-Aquino regime. The regime’s putrid and corrupt system that only serves US imperialists, local big landlords, and bureaucrat capitalists deserves to be crushed and put to an end.
We call on all patriotic armed forces of the Aquino government, the brothers-in-arms of the fallen 44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) to renounce the traitor and puppet Aquino regime. Benigno Aquino has betrayed you for the pleasure of his imperialist US master. Join the New People’s Army so as to display your genuine service to the Filipino people and to support a national democratic revolution.
The fascist US-Aquino regime’s War on Terror results to more human rights violations against women, children, and their families. Hundreds of thousands of families are displaced due to militarization. Poverty and abuses aggravate. The all-out war in Mindanao, which apparently aims to crush the “terrorists”, has only displayed Aquino’s insincerity to look into the root of conflict in Muslim Mindanao. In the end, it is the marginalized Moro people, especially the women and children, who bear the hardship and oppression caused by this unjust war.
There is no other resolution to this intensifying conflict in a semi-colonial and semi-feudal society but to overthrow the ruling classes and wage a people’s war. So we urge every patriotic Filipino to fight for our sovereignty and for our people. Be revolutionaries.
Photos from MAKIBAKA